Ethiopia is facing a complex humanitarian crisis as a result of an ongoing drought combined with an ethno-political conflict, leaving 8,5M people in need of humanitarian assistance, with the eastern part of Ethiopia Somali region being hardest hit. In response, ICCO & Kerk in Actie/ACT Alliance (ICCO&KiA/ACT) plans to provide live-saving humanitarian assistance that focuses on the priority sectors of Food Security and Water Supply in Eastern Jarar in Somali region.
The goal of the program of ICCO&KiA/ACT is to save lives and reduce morbidity related to drought and conflict of 10,000 drought affected (agro-)pastoralists community members and IDPs in Eastern Jarar, in 4 targeted districts: Habuura, Haye, Yacub-Boole, and Haye-Weyne.
Key result 1: Improving food security status of 5,000 people (1,000 HHs)
Through emergency food assistance to 1000 most vulnerable HHs with the complete country food basket (derived from Sphere guidelines): 15kg maize, 0.5liter vegetable oil, and 5kg supplementary food (famix 5%), and 1.5 kg pulses per person for 6 months. The HHs also benefit from Wash interventions.
Key result 2: Improving access to safe drinking water and reducing morbidity for 10,000 people (2,000 HHs)
Through distribution of water purification tablets during 6 months to increase acute access to water, treatment and maintenance of 20 water schemes for future drought resilience, and hygiene awareness promotion.